Professor Jennifer Beecham

Deputy Director of PSSRU at the University of Kent and Professor of Health and Social Care Economics

01227 823792 (Kent) and 020 7955 6087 (LSE)

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Research Interests

Jennifer Beecham is Professor of Health and Social Care Economics at the University of Kent and a Professorial Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is Deputy Director of PSSRU at the University of Kent and leads two PSSRU Research Programmes: the Unit Costs programme, which generates the annual Unit Costs of Health and Social Care volumes; and the Services for Children and Young People programme. Professor Beecham also spent 13 years at the Centre for the Economics of Mental Health at the Institute of Psychiatry, London (now King's Health Economics).

Professor Beecham's research over the last 30 years has generally taken an economic perspective. As well as a wealth of experience in estimating and analysing unit costs, her research includes evaluations of services for adults with needs related to old age, mental health problems, intellectual disabilities and a range of conditions that cross ‘traditional' health and social care boundaries, such as eating disorders and disability. Over the last 15 years, Professor Beecham has also worked on economic studies of psychiatric, education, health care, and social care services for children and young people.

Professor Beecham's Google Scholar profile can be accessed here.

Jennifer Beecham's Publications

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Costs and longer-term savings of parenting programmes for the prevention of persistent conduct disorder: a modelling study (2011)

Bonin E, Stevens M, Beecham J, Byford S, Parsonage M

BMC Public Health , 11:803

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Outcome, costs and patient engagement for group and individual CBT for depression: a naturalistic clinical study (2011)

Brown J, Slade M, Beecham J, Sellwood K, Andiappan M, Landau S, Johnson T, Smith R

Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy 39, 3, 355-358

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Autism in adults. New biological findings and their translational implications to the cost of clinical services (2011)

Murphy D, Beecham J, Craig M, Ecker E

Brain Research 1380, 22-33

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The economic consequences of deinstitutionalisation of mental health services: lessons from a systematic review of European experience (2011)

Knapp M, Beecham J, McDaid D, Matosevic T, Smith M

Health and Social Care in the Community 19, 2, 113-125

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Design of an internet-based health economic evaluation of a preventive group-intervention for children of parents with mental illness or substance use disorders (2010)

Woolderink M, Smit F, Van Der Zanden R, Beecham J, Knapp M, Paulus A, Evers S

BMC Public Health , 10:470

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Evaluation of a system of structured, pro-active care for chronic depression in primary care: A randomised controlled trial (2010)

Buszewicz M, Griffin M, McMahon E, Beecham J, King M

BMC Psychiatry , 10:61

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Health and social care costs for young adults with epilepsy in the UK (2010)

Beecham J, Snell T, Perkins M, Knapp M

Health and Social Care in the Community 18, 5, 465-473

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Cost and impact of a quality improvement programme in mental health services (2010)

Beecham J, Ramsay A, Gordon K, Maltby S, Walshe K, Shaw I, Worrall A, King S

Journal of Health Services Research and Policy 15, 2, 69-75

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Residential services in Europe - findings from the DECLOC study (2009)

Beadle-Brown J, Mansell J, Knapp M, Beecham J

International Journal of Integrated Care 9

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Cost variation in child and adolescent psychiatric inpatient treatment (2009)

Beecham J, Green J, Jacobs B, Dunn G

European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 18, 9, 535-542

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Validity of the Eating Disorders Examination Questionnaire when used with adolescents with bulimia nervosa and atypical bulimia nervosa (2009)

Pretorius N, Waller G, Arcelus J, Beecham J, Dawson L, Doherty F, Eisler I, Gallagher C, Gowers S, Isaacs G, Johnson-Sabine E

Eating and Weight Disorders 14, 4, e243-e248

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Cognitive-behavioural therapy for adolescents with bulimic symptomatology: the acceptability and effectiveness of internet-based delivery (2009)

Pretorius N, Arcelus J, Beecham J, Dawson L, Doherty F, Eisler I, Gallagher C, Gowers S, Isaacs G, Johnson-Sabine E, Jones A, Morris J, Richards L, Ringwood S, Rowlands L, Simic M, Treasure J, Waller G, Williams C, Yi I, Yoshioka M, Schmidt U

Behaviour Research and Therapy 47, 9, 729-736

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Economic evaluation of arthritis self management in primary care (2009)

Patel A, Buszewicz M, Beecham J, Griffin M, Rait G, Nazareth I, Atkinson A, Barlow J, Haines A

British Medical Journal 339, 339:b3532

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Treatment paths and costs for young adults with acquired brain injury in the United Kingdom (2009)

Beecham J, Perkins M, Snell T, Knapp M

Brain Injury 23, 1, 30-38

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Economic cost of autism in the UK (2009)

Knapp M, Romeo R, Beecham J

Autism 13, 3, 317-336

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Do adolescents with eating disorder not otherwise specified or full-syndrome bulimia nervosa differ in clinical severity, comorbidity, risk factors, treatment outcome or cost? (2008)

Schmidt U, Lee S, Perkins S, Eisler I, Treasure J, Beecham J, Berelowitz M, Dodge L, Frost S, Jenkins M, Johnson-Sabine E, Keville S, Murphy R, Robinson P, Winn S, Yi I

International Journal of Eating Disorders 41, 6, 498-504

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Keyworkers and schools: meeting the needs of children and young people with disabilities (2008)

Webb R, Greco V, Sloper P, Beecham J

European Journal of Special Needs Education 23, 3, 189-205

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Transition pathways for young people with complex disabilities: exploring the economic consequences (2008)

Knapp M, Perkins M, Beecham J, Dhanasiri S, Rustin C, King D

Child: Care, Health and Development 34, 4, 512-520

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Still the poor relations? Perspectives on valuing and listening to foster carers (2007)

Kirton D, Beecham J, Ogilvie K

Adoption and Fostering 31, 3, 6-17

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Inpatient treatment in child and adolescent psychiatry – a prospective study of health gain and costs (2007)

Green J, Jacobs B, Beecham J, Dunn G, Kroll L, Tobias C, Briskman J

Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 48, 12, 1259-1267

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